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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Factors affecting pleural fluid adenosine deaminase level and the implication on the diagnosis of tuberculous pleural effusion: a retrospective cohort study

  All (n = 160) TPE (n = 80) Non TPE (n = 80)
Gender    
  Male 117 (73.1%) 58 (72.5%) 59 (73.8%)
Race    
  Chinese 103 (64.4%) 38 (47.5%) 65 (81.3%)
  Malay 26 (16.3%) 16 (20%) 10 (12.5%)
  Indian 15 (9.4%) 12 (15%) 3 (3.8%)
  Others 16 (10%) 14 (17.5%) 2 (2.5%)
Mean age (years) 55 ± 21 44 ± 19 66 ± 17
Number of patients with age ≤ 55 years 85 (53.1%) 61 (76.3%) 24 (30%)
Number of patients with age > 55 years 75 (46.9%) 19 (23.8%) 56 (70%)
Mean ADA level (IU/L) 65 ± 51 100 ± 35 30 ± 37